By Mark Mix
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GOP Golden Boy Chris Christie is going to run in 2016, and he might not even do so as a Republican. Seriously.
A longtime confidante of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton who reportedly played a key role in the State Department's damage-control efforts on the Benghazi attack last year is also named in accusations that department higher-ups quashed investigations into diplomats' potential criminal activity.
The chairman of a key House committee on Thursday demanded that the State Department's office of inspector general explain passages in internal documents that refer to pressure from department higher-ups to quash investigations into suspected criminal activity — including the solicitation of prostitutes, illegal drug activity and sexual assault — by U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas.
Congress and the State Department's inspector general are examining allegations that senior officials working under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton may have suppressed investigations into suspected criminal activity among U.S. diplomats abroad — including the alleged solicitation of prostitutes by an ambassador in Europe.
The State Department on Monday staunchly rejected a news report that claimed high-ranking department officials had quashed several internal investigations into allegations of sexual assault, drug dealing, prostitution solicitation and other criminal activity by American diplomatic personnel overseas in recent years.
The State Department has been tainted by an internal memo that revealed security personnel and even diplomats may have committed inappropriate, illegal behavior during overseas trips.
There is something that could be much more dangerous to the nation than the apparent lies the administration continues to cover up. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano claims to have known nothing about the release of hundreds of illegal aliens from the custody of her bureaucracy, while the top law-enforcement officer of the nation, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., swears he knows nothing about his own agency selling semi-automatic rifles to Mexican drug lords, tapping the phones of Associated Press journalists or the Internal Revenue Service targeting patriot groups from coast to coast.
In a move sure to provoke congressional Republicans, President Obama is nominating embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice Wednesday to serve as his national security adviser.
A research paper by a team of University of Chicago political scientists found that liberals and conservatives, in addition to all of their other differences, have distinct tendencies when it comes to choosing names for their newborns.
The trifecta of scandals bedeviling the Obama White House shares a common theme: high-level government officials put their signatures on a document and later disavow accountability for its contents. Call it government by rubber stamp.
Noted political writer Edward Klein claims in his latest book that former President Bill Clinton dismissed President Obama as inept and incapable of performing the duties of the White House — but that he formed a secret deal to give him an endorsement for office anyway.
In July 2011, I did something I never thought I would do as a member of Congress: I voted for a bill introduced by then-Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, the liberal anti-war Ohio Democrat.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently reached out to the Valley Interfaith Project in the Phoenix area to support her expansion of the state's Medicaid program, an effort losing support in the Legislature.
It's pretty clear that the Internal Revenue Service acted illegally in its abuse of Tea Party and other conservative groups and individuals since 2009.
Chelsea Clinton already has broadcast experience as an NBC News correspondent. But could she play her own mother, cast in the role of a young Hillary Rodham Clinton in the upcoming independent film "Rodham"? The prospect has been raised by nimble Paddy Power — Europe's largest online betting house. It's already offering odds on which Hollywood starlet would be cast in the film, which chronicles the life of a 20-something Mrs. Clinton decades before she became first lady, senator, presidential hopeful or secretary of state.
Recently, she has spoken in favor of high taxes in Brazil, and last year she urged Pakistanis to pay more.
In Ecuador on June 8, she urged Latin American nations to overhaul their tax systems in order to impose heavier levies on the wealthy and reduce tax evasion.